Politics concerning inclusion and no discrimination towards persons with disabilities are gaining more power each day. All over the world, countries are putting efforts into creating societies with equal opportunities for everyone.
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, arguments that everyone, without distinction, must enjoy the same rights, a policy that many countries are just starting to apply recently.
Likewise, the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, established in the goal 10 the necessity of “reducing inequalities in income as well as those based on age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status within a country.”
And now a selection of historic documents published between the years 1980 and 2009, which reveals some of the initiatives that have been taken towards persons with disabilities.
General Assembly resolutions relating to the International Year of Disabled Persons (1980) http://repositorio.cepal.org/handle/11362/20063
Regional co-operation concerning the prevention of disability and rehabilitation of disabled persons (1980)
Report of the Regional Technical Meeting and Regional Seminar on Preparatory Activities for the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981)
Plan of action. Preparatory activities for the International Year for Disabled Persons (1981). Regional Technical Meeting and Regional Seminar, Santiago, Chile, 5-8 November (1980) http://repositorio.cepal.org/handle/11362/20074
La estimación de los años vividos con discapacidad: una iniciativa universal (1995)
Disability in the Caribbean. A study of four countries: a socio-demographic analysis of the disabled (2006)
A further study on disability in the Caribbean: rights, commitment, statistical analysis and monitoring (2009)